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Museums, Soft Power and Cultural Diplomacy in a Changing World - Shared screen with speaker view
Greg Stevens
39:41
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soft_power
Gulbara Abdykalykova
40:40
thanks
Greg Stevens
41:46
RICHARD FLORIDA CREATIVE CLASS: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_class
Greg Stevens
43:28
PLEASE SHARE YOUR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS HERE
Alexandra Fernandez Coego
45:06
Thank you for the links! Where can we download the poster from?
Antonio Rodriguez
45:40
Alejandra, we will share the link with all attendees
Ayesha Keshani
48:20
Hi - will these slides be available after the seminar?
Antonio Rodriguez
49:03
The slides will be available to ICOM members
Antonio Rodriguez
49:20
as well as the recording
Greg Stevens
50:11
THE SHARING ECONOMY: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharing_economy
Greg Stevens
51:31
Thanks, Carlos!
Fabiola Fiocco
53:05
No
Hollis J Gillespie
53:22
had to open webinar from browser. prevents voting
Deborah Ziska
53:25
Ditto Ayesha’s question re availability of the slides after the webinar…?
Kathleen Wiens
54:08
Would also LOVE to have access to the slides after!
Deborah Ziska
54:40
In that soft power allows for all voices it should not be a threat.
Greg Stevens
55:03
THANKS, JOANNA!
Deborah Ziska
55:09
Once soft power becomes manipulative it becomes a threat.
Deborah Ziska
56:01
It would be interesting to see if people think if religion is soft power, for instance…
David Galante
57:06
^ I agree. In my opinion, it's not soft power itself but rather who wields it that makes a difference. I'm a big believer of Choice, Not Concept
Kathleen Wiens
58:04
I like that statement: “who wields it that makes a difference…”
Deborah Ziska
59:17
Liberal (not the political definition) education is key. Soft power works in a culture where people are open to different points of view.
Antonio Rodriguez
59:30
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Antonio Rodriguez
59:40
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David Vuillaume
59:46
Tell all sides of the story. Great but does it mean that the museum have to be neutral (politically neutral)?
Virginia Curry
01:00:09
Hi Deborah! I think a great example of soft power and religion is the confrontation of the frescos: school of athens (and the court discussing the transsubstantiation in the Raphael Rooms) two very different arguments--but both very persuasive. Is there a difference between soft power and propaganda, or are they esentially the same thing at times?
T McNichol
01:00:43
Don’t we need to start in the education process? I teach Asian art history and recognized that that I could model ‘hard’ power or ‘soft’ power in approach to looking at art especially non-Western art. (I didn’t call it hard/soft such as Eurocentric.
Armando Amarista
01:01:00
This is a very interesting meeting. Congratulations and thanks, Gregg, Antonio, Gail...
David Galante
01:02:02
@David Vuillau That is a question/concept that I had to answer in my Museums and Communities class. It's a Very Difficult question to answer whether or not museums need to be neutral. I'd say that it All Depends on Socio-Political Climate and the Museum's Mission
Claudia Glass
01:03:05
thanks for all this, I hope, that we ca continue our work with more political selfconscoisness and attitude
Deborah Ziska
01:03:25
Excellent question, Virginia. It depends on the accessibility of information and education to the masses so people can think for themselves but also the institutions that wield power…complex topic.
Deborah Ziska
01:04:23
Museums play a critical role and I don’t think we have entirely stepped up to the plate or haven’t fully realized their soft power…
Deborah Ziska
01:04:33
our soft power
David Galante
01:04:33
@Gail Lord What is your opinion on soft power in history museums and their impact on giving a total and objective historical viewpoint?
Armando Amarista
01:04:47
How museums programs deal with the cultural plans and policies of the governments?
Deborah Ziska
01:04:58
Love that question.
Antonio Rodriguez
01:05:47
Question for Gail: I find extremely relevant the relationship between soft power and cities, based on that: How can museums create strategic alliances with non-traditional actors in cities to advance a soft power strategy?
Talila Yehiel
01:06:44
Hello Antonio,Museums can encorage visitors personal
Deborah Ziska
01:07:00
True collaborations and information sharing with non-traditional actors, non-scholars, etc.
Antonio Rodriguez
01:08:17
Great comments! Thank you Talila and Deborah!
Antonio Rodriguez
01:09:20
No worries! Happy to have you here!
Mary Kershaw
01:09:55
The concept of acknowledging all sides of a story is powerful. I think it would only increase the perception of museums as trustworthy, but it doesn't give equal weight to all opinions vs facts.
Deborah Ziska
01:10:19
We didn’t discuss the power of digital communication to disrupt all other communications…soft or hard power?
David Vuillaume
01:11:15
So we give multiperspectivity, we acknowledge other points of view but we show transparently the museum's opinion (if we have one)
Virginia Curry
01:11:24
Well, is this more effective for public rather than private museums? Private museums may have an opposing agenda, ie: Gardner Museum, Getty
David Galante
01:12:09
@Mary Kershaw I would argue that it depends on how a museum structures its presentations and exhibition
Mary Kershaw
01:13:34
@David Galante I would agree, and would add programs and collections.
Antonio Rodriguez
01:13:37
History Museums are memory holders. They play a crucial role preserving the heritage and values for future generations
David Galante
01:15:05
@Virginia Curry I agree. I'm wondering the same thing too. Private museums are Private entities and I think it could be more difficult to apply this to them
David Galante
01:15:49
@Antonio Rodriguez I Agree with your statement 100% That is why I Love working in History museums
Deborah Ziska
01:16:15
How can we be more inclusive of rural museums. There are vast regions of our countries where people have no access to museums. This has political implications.
Pierre André COLY
01:16:39
THANK YOU ALL
Anabella Acevedo
01:16:40
¡Gracias!
Mary Kershaw
01:16:49
Thanks Gail, that was terrific!
Ayesha Keshani
01:16:55
Thanks all!
Jozefien De Bock
01:16:58
Thanks Gail, great talk!
Deborah Ziska
01:17:00
Thought-Provoking!
Karen Bachmann
01:17:18
Wonderful and thank you!
Hollis J Gillespie
01:17:20
Agree with all the congrats. Very insightful. Thank you
Claudia Glass
01:17:31
thank you all, let’s repeat and continue this discussion
Elisa Ennes
01:17:41
Thanks all, thanks Gail, Stevens and collegues
David Galante
01:18:16
Thank You All and I Agree with Claudia, we should repeat and continue this discussion
Anabella Acevedo
01:18:27
A recommendation: Maybe next time we can read suggested material to be able to have a more active participation.
David Vuillaume
01:18:37
Excellent presentation, great examples, good discussion. Inspiring time, thank you!
Hannah Vickers
01:18:58
Thank you for setting up this conversation! Plenty of food for thought.
David Galante
01:19:15
I Agree Wholeheartedly
Kathleen Wiens
01:19:43
Thank you, all!
Gulbara Abdykalykova
01:19:46
Thank you!
Ayesha Keshani
01:19:55
Will the slides be available after the seminar?
Greg Stevens
01:20:17
AFTER THE WEBINAR*You will receive a link to a short online program evaluation. Your feedback is important as we plan for future programs.*ICOM and ICEE members will receive a link to the webinar recording as a member benefit.
Talila Yehiel
01:20:25
Thanks
David Galante
01:20:38
Thanks All! :)
Amy Sephton
01:20:49
Thanks to all!
Gulbara Abdykalykova
01:20:51
The link would be great
Gulbara Abdykalykova
01:20:53
thank you
Hyun Seok Kim
01:20:55
Thanks!!
Deborah Ziska
01:21:03
Thank you!
Andrea Hibbert
01:21:04
Thank you Gail and Greg
Ayesha Keshani
01:21:08
Thanks!
Pierre André COLY
01:21:09
THANKS
Paolo Mazzanti
01:21:14
Thanks All
Yu Zhang
01:21:20
Thank you all! Great webinar. Food for thought.
Armando Amarista
01:21:26
Thank you, from Caracas, Venezuela.